AFC Totton have announced Dan Sackman as the club's new permanent head coach.

Sackman took the reins on an interim basis following the sudden departure of Glenn Howes to join Dorchester Town in October.

Former Moneyfields and Horndean player Sackman has impressed in his temporary spell as boss, guiding the club into the third round of the FA Trophy.

Along the way they have beaten Dorchester, Frome Town and Concord Rangers.

And while league form has stuttered, the board have decided to keep Sackman in charge.

It has also been confirmed Liam Robinson has been hired as permanent first team coach, while Scott Miller and Andrew Hanley continue in their roles as goalkeeping coach and sports injury therapist, respectively, together with club physio Dave Penny and long-term first team kit manager, Adam Laurenson.

Club chairman Stephen Snow said: “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to confirm Dan Sackman and his team in their permanent roles.

"They stepped up during a difficult time for the club and have done an excellent job to quickly steady the ship.

"We’ve already enjoyed some memorable performances under their leadership, which shows how well the players have responded and we’re looking forward to what we hope is going to be a very successful period for this great football club.”